I definitely understand your conflict, Susie. I grew up as a NY Catholic, and struggled to reconcile my political and religious beliefs. This caused me to leave religion in favor of progressive politics. That is, until about 3 years ago.
I agree the Left’s rhetoric is more aligned with the Jesus I know than the Right’s. However, I have a question: the Left may be well-intentioned, but are they effective?
Honestly, I’m kind of surprised after meeting Drew Carey you didn’t gravitate toward libertarianism. In my view, the Left does just as bad a job as the Right in getting the outcomes you (and I) support.